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HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-J131ea 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15 Notebook is optimized for touch and Windows 8,1 so you can enjoy it to the fullest. A stunning HD display brings movies and video calls to life.2 Beats Audio and amazing... More
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HP Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

HP is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and HP also has good ratings for its many processor core portable PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea have total storage capacity of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea also have a full-size keyboard.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this HP notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a front camera, as do most of the other many processor core portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many many processor core portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a quite big processor cache (6 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2MB, the biggest is 8MB, and the average processor cache is 4.8MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has more processor threads than most of the many processor core portable PCs that are a similar age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea. This portable PC is a eight processor thread laptop compared to most of the many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a fairly big hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea. Similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea have hard drive capacity of between 250GB and 2TB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Four Built-In Speakers

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea only have between one and three built-in speakers, however the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has four built-in speakers.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

Most many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other many processor core portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently found discrete graphics memory type on many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on many processor core portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Beats Audio Audio System

This laptop audio system, which is the most frequently found audio system on notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This HP laptop has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most many processor core portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea.

The best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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6 Other reasons to consider the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this many processor core laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Asus N56VZ.

If you want a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP ZBook 17 G2 (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea.

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Average Screen Size

The ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a relatively average screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the MSI GS70 (17").

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Average Weight

The HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea has a fairly standard weight (2.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ENVY TouchSmart 15-j131ea.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa (2.6kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 15j131, 15j131e, 15j131ea
Barcodes 00888182384299

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